Last year a major fashion magazine reached out asking for an image of Garnet singing for an article. Rebecca and I drew this (her pencils, me inks) but the article got cut or aborted or they decided they didn’t need this.
We’ve been excitedly preparing for our panel this year and it’s going to be the best panel ever! Jam-packed with music, exclusive clips, and surprises! We’ve got an incredible lineup of Crewniverse talent and I will be along as your humble host! If you’re at San Diego Comic Con this coming weekend, DON’T MISS IT!
The series cast and musical minds behind Steven Universe will give a never-before-seen performance of the series’ critically-acclaimed music, as well as exclusive previews from upcoming episodes and an extended Q&A. Scheduled to appear: Rebecca Sugar (Creator), Jeff Liu (Writer and Storyboard Artist), Zach Callison (Voice of Steven), Estelle (Voice of Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Voice of Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Voice of Pearl), Ben Levin (Writer), Jeff Ball (Violinist), accompanied by series composers Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema. Moderated by former supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey.
We were sitting in the writers room breaking the story for The Answer. The story became more and more fairytale like, and I recall Rebecca coming up with the idea that the episode could look like a story book. I did these quick roughs in marker which eventually became the foundation for the look of “The Answer”. I did these on the spot while we were still figuring out the story, so the events in these drawings don’t specifically line up to anything in the final… but I guess some of the concepts ended up getting used.
After seeing them, Rebecca brought up the works of Lotte Reineger, the german animator. This fit perfectly, we had both studied The Adventures of Prince Achmed and her other films in college and Lotte Reineger is a huge inspiration. Not only are her films hauntingly beautiful, she created the first ever animated feature film and the first multi-plane camera way before Walt Disney did. She’s an unsung animation pioneer.
I originally thought the whole thing would be in silhouette but we allowed the main characters to have interior detail with limited palettes. I love limited palettes!!! Rebecca oversaw the resulting design process with our art director Jasmin Lai and I really think it came together great. In the final episode, the Shadow Puppet section is boarded by Lamar Abrams and he completely made the whole thing work which was not an easy feat. There’s some really inventive stuff in there.
So I got bored while I was doing my laundry and decided to do a running count of all my shirts:
Sami Zayn: 5
El Generico: 1
Finn Balor: 4
Seth Rollins: 5
New Day: 2
Adam Cole: 1
Enzo & Cass: 1
Bobby Roode: 1
AJ Styles: 1
Roman Reigns: 2
Kevin Owens: 1
Dean Ambrose: 1
2 hoodies: Sami Zayn, Finn Balor
1 Sami Zayn flag (I’ve worn it as a cape to live events, I count it lmao)
I’m at about 32 shirts… 👀 (the photo is old and doesn’t have everything in it btw….
*talks about how much Pearl is like her and vice versa*
*comes out as bi at SDCC 2016*
pearl is a lesbian!!1!1!1! how dare u say she could be bi!!1!1!!1 Don’t ship her or let her interact with any guy!1!1!!1 If you ship her with any guy you are lesophobic!1!1!!1 y'all are just ignorant!1!1!!